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Alcedo atthis (European Kingfisher, Common Kingfisher)

I was really excited to see this little guy - I know kingfishers are elusive. I had only moments before this guy flew on, but it was long enough to dump my camera bag on the ground and switch lenses.


Altitude: 573m (1879 feet)
Camera: Nikon D2x
Date: Thursday, February 5th, 2009 at 9:59 AM
Exposure: 1/750 sec at f3.5
ISO: 200 asa
Lens: 80-200mm f/2.8D ED-IF AF-S Zoom-Nikkor at 200mm
(equivalent field of view of a 300mm lens on a 35mm camera)
With cropping (you see 20% of the image as shot), this lens is effectively a 657mm lens on a 35mm camera
Location:
Entrance To Fish Market Red Lit House Ice Falls In Shadow Castle With Swans Home Reflected In Cut Rice Field Road Lined With Lanterns Frost Covered Trees Hot Spring Source In Kusatsu Japanese Tourist Trap Mouth In Water Bell Tower View Over Kyoto Golden Statue Home Reflected In Cut Rice Field Light Up At Hida Folk Village Ice Falls In Shadow Castle With Swans Frost Covered Trees Hot Spring Eggs For Sale Onsen Eggs For Sale Hot Spring Source In Kusatsu Nissan Serena At The Side Of The Road Kaimon-dakeFrom Nagasaki-bana View From Volcano Center Trees In Fog Us At Volcano Boiling Red Spring at Umi Jigoku Kintai-kyo Bridge A Bomb Memorial Castle Over City Market With Palm Trees Glowing Waterfall Castle With Interior Moat Kaimon-dakeFrom Nagasaki-bana Trees In Fog Us At Volcano Kintai-kyo Bridge Market With Palm Trees Castle With Interior Moat Photogroup Taking Lesson Home Reflected In Cut Rice Field Castle With Swans Hot Spring Eggs For Sale Nissan Serena At The Side Of The Road Entrance To Fish Market Floating Arch O-torii Kaimon-dakeFrom Nagasaki-bana Us At Volcano Amano Spit Castle With Swans Climbing Toward Castle Beach At Shek O Across Hoan Kiem Lake Anchored At Night Fiber Drying Home Reflected In Cut Rice Field Light Up At Hida Folk Village Riverside Kingfisher Ice Falls In Shadow Road Lined With Lanterns Home Reflected In Cut Rice Field Light Up At Hida Folk Village Ice Falls In Shadow Road Lined With Lanterns Entrance To Fish Market Red Lit House Ice Falls In Shadow Castle With Swans Home Reflected In Cut Rice Field Road Lined With Lanterns Frost Covered Trees Hot Spring Source In Kusatsu Japanese Tourist Trap Mouth In Water Bell Tower View Over Kyoto Golden Statue Home Reflected In Cut Rice Field Light Up At Hida Folk Village Ice Falls In Shadow Castle With Swans Frost Covered Trees Hot Spring Eggs For Sale Onsen Eggs For Sale Hot Spring Source In Kusatsu Nissan Serena At The Side Of The Road Kaimon-dakeFrom Nagasaki-bana View From Volcano Center Trees In Fog Us At Volcano Boiling Red Spring at Umi Jigoku Kintai-kyo Bridge A Bomb Memorial Castle Over City Market With Palm Trees Glowing Waterfall Castle With Interior Moat Kaimon-dakeFrom Nagasaki-bana Trees In Fog Us At Volcano Kintai-kyo Bridge Market With Palm Trees Castle With Interior Moat Photogroup Taking Lesson Home Reflected In Cut Rice Field Castle With Swans Hot Spring Eggs For Sale Nissan Serena At The Side Of The Road Entrance To Fish Market Floating Arch O-torii Kaimon-dakeFrom Nagasaki-bana Us At Volcano Amano Spit Castle With Swans Climbing Toward Castle Beach At Shek O Across Hoan Kiem Lake Anchored At Night Fiber Drying
Map
Region: East Asia, Asia, Japan
Scientific Name: species related to Alcedo atthis (European Kingfisher, Common Kingfisher)
Tag: Japan, bird
Larger image: 1953 x 1302
Raw image: 1953 x 1302

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